|Tom Kristensen (C)|
Nine-time Le Mans champion Tom Kristensen has been elected to the FIA Institute Executive Committee by the organization’s General Assembly, which met in Paris today.
The Executive Committee plays a pivotal role in providing overall direction to the activities of the FIA Institute, deciding on the organization’s strategy and selecting the projects to be undertaken.
Kristensen said: "I'm delighted to become an Executive Committee member of the FIA Institute. The work that the FIA Institute does in motor sport safety and sustainability is vitally important and I hope that my experience as a driver can help contribute to that."
Kristensen is no stranger to the top levels of motor sport. Not only has he won the Le Mans 24 Hours a record nine times but he has also claimed numerous other championships, including the Japanese and German Formula 3 titles and the 2002 American Le Mans Series crown. This season he secured the FIA World Endurance Championship crown alongside Allan McNish and Loic Duval for Audi Sport Team Joest.
The nine-member Executive Committee is made up of the FIA Institute President and Deputy President, three representatives of member National Sporting Authorities, an Associate Member, an External Appointment, a representative of the FIA and a representative of the FIA Foundation.